Welcome to A Naik Owl

A Naik Owl is a place for students, educators, writers, readers and non-science citizens alike!

Through this website I wish to bring to you science topics that make you go “Wow, I'm glad I read that!” Having earned a Ph.D. while dabbling in science communication to later working as a medical writer, and finally settling down in an academic job, I will also share strategies that helped shape my career path. These might perhaps live in the paradox of being cliche and yet, unique to my journey (only!). Although, I truly believe in the power of repetition of words to keep one’s spirit alive. So what if you hear it from me just one more time? 

"You are as powerful as your knowledge, and your wisdom to use your knowledge"


Molecular Details of the Frataxin--Scaffold Interaction during Mitochondrial Fe--S Cluster Assembly

Courtney J Campbell, Ashley E Pall, Akshata R Naik, Lindsey N Thompson, Timothy L Stemmler

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 22, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021, p. 6006

Exosomes in Epilepsy of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Carriers of Pro-Inflammatory MicroRNAs

Daniela Cukovic, Shruti Bagla, Dylan Ukasik, Paul M Stemmer, Bhanu P Jena, Akshata R Naik, Sandeep Sood, Eishi Asano, Aimee Luat, Diane C Chugani, others

Non-coding RNA, vol. 7, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021, p. 40

vH+-ATPase-induced intracellular acidification is critical to glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in beta cells

Akshata R Naik, Brent J Formosa, Rishika G Pulvender, Asiri G Liyanaarachchi, Bhanu P Jena

Histochemistry and cell biology, vol. 153, Springer, 2020, pp. 279--285

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